croggy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from croggan, a limpet.[1]

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Noun[edit]

croggy (plural croggies)

  1. (UK, dialect, chiefly North-East England) A ride on the handlebars or crossbar of a bicycle.
    • 2004, Helen Cross, My Summer of Love[1], page 142:
      "I could give you a croggy on me bike, Tam. I know a real quick route between Goldwell and Whitehorse."
    • 2005, Richard Bean, Harvest, Royal Court Theatre, page 126:
      I was always with me dad. He'd give us a croggy down there.
    • 2012, Adele Parks, Young Wives' Tales:
      And we went to a school where some girls would shag you for a bag of chips and a croggy home.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Dent, Susie; What Made The Crocodile Cry?: 101 questions about the English language, 2009, pg 18-19